New members Introduction ~ PearlJ and Kleine PearJ

These two came to us via eBay!

They are actually from this exhibition:

The Mauritshuis Gallery, one of Anita’s favorite museums, has closed for renovation.  Their masterpieces went on tour, and one of the stops was Tokyo (and Kobe), Japan.  To commemorate this occasion, Miffy is dressed up as the “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” the famous tronie by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Hence, PearlJ (and Kleine PearlJ).

I think they should be called Griet (the name of the girl in the book Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier) and /or Pearl Jam, just saying.

Here she is - PearlJ in Hollywood Road Park

Here she is – PearlJ in Hollywood Road Park

Kleine PearlJ in a garden setting in the Central Library exhibition hall

Kleine PearlJ in a garden setting in the Central Library exhibition hall

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New Members Introduction ~ WishJ, aka, Wishie, aka, Ms. Wishie-washie!

 

WishJ at the Hollywood Road Park

WishJ at the Hollywood Road Park

Here she is, our new Care Bear member ~ WishJ! She is sent to live with the clan by Anita’s Twitter friend from the U.S. She is of a beautiful aquamarine color and her fur looks and feels like corduroy.  She is vintage and she comes with a wrinkled tag on her left ear, which Anita still doesn’t want to remove. Welcome WishJ!

DutchJ visiting the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

Since DutchJ has come to live with us, she has been to Macao and the Central Library, so Anita Maria decided to bring her to a local place that even she hasn’t been to – The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park.

The Four Desperados

The Four Desperados

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Love the old-fashioned door knpckers

Love the old-fashioned door knpckers

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Places that Dr. Sun had been to in his lifetime.

Places that Dr. Sun had been to in his lifetime.

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The map of nearby streets carved on the floor.

The map of nearby streets carved on the floor.

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Too bad we couldn't sit on the grass to relax because it was watering time.

Too bad we couldn’t sit on the grass to relax because it was watering time.

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Ocean Park 2011

I went with some friends to the famous Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park to take advantage of its HK$99 admission for locals after 6pm.  Of course, 9J had to come along.

U. S. Trip 2011 ~ The World-famous San Diego Zoo

Going to the San Diego Zoo is definitely a new experience for me, but it shouldn’t be.  I used to live in San Diego with my sister during the two years when I studied for my first master’s.  I have no idea why I haven’t been there then.  I mean, I have been to Sea World and Legoland even.

It is so much more than I expected.  I had a great time.  What made it even better was that one of my old colleagues from the University of San Diego was a member there and she gave me a free entrance pass!

U.S. Trip 2011 ~ Places in San Diego

We have also visited different places in San Diego.  However, since San Diego was a place in which Anita has lived, she didn’t take many pictures this time.

Hong Kong Disneyland

It’s been two years since my family and I went to Disneyland.  My cousin, who has a four-year-old, took us there.

Not much had changed over there.  I don’t think I’ll go back until more new rides are added.